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John Iadarola interviews Nomiki Konst about the DNC Reform Committee’s vote. 

Direct download: 180306__IN01NomikiKonstDNCVote.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm EST

John Iadarola speaks with host of Newsbroke Francesca Fiorentini on male insecurity.

Direct download: 180308__IN01FrancescaFiorentini.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:47pm EST

Nomiki Konst (TYT Politics) interviews the Mayor of San Juan Puerto Rico Carmen Yulín Cruz.

Direct download: 180311__IN01NomikiCruz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46pm EST

Eric Byler (TYT Politics) interviews Shanna Cleveland, Senior Council for Free Speech For People.

Direct download: 180216__IN_Shanna_Cleveland.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06am EST

Nomiki Konst (TYT Politics) interviews Dr. Jim Zogby about his recent article on the Iraq War.

Direct download: 180224__IN01ZogbyFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am EST

Nomiki Konst (TYT Politics) interviews Alessandra Biaggi, who is running for New York’s 34th Congressional District.

Direct download: 180306__IN02AlessandraBiaggi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03am EST

Nomiki Konst (TYT Politics) interviews TV news anchor, Jorge Ramos, on his new book, Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era.

Direct download: 180306__IN01JorgeRamos.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01am EST

SciQ’s Jayde Lovell interviews Meehan Crist and Tim Requarth about the dark side of forensic science technics.

Direct download: 180302__IN01CristRequarthFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EST

Nomiki Konst (TYT Politics) interviews Pete D’Alessandro, a 2018 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Iowa.

Direct download: 180305__IN01NomiPeteDalessandro.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59am EST

Cenk Uygur interviews Dylan Ratigan about running for Congress for New York’s 21st Congressional District.

Direct download: 180223__IN01DylanFull_CorrectChyron.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:48pm EST

Cenk Uygur (The Young Turks) interviews Peter Jacob, running for New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District.

Direct download: 180219__IN02Jacobs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:47pm EST

Nomiki Konst (TYT Politics) interviews actor and activist, James Cromwell about his involvement in the anti-fracking movement, his opposition to the opening of a new power plant in New York, and the corrupt court case against Joseph Percoco.

Direct download: 180219__INCromwellFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01pm EST

Nomiki Konst (TYT Politics) interviews Dr. Stephanie Kelton on how we need to change our views on the economy.

Direct download: 180210__IN01KeltonFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

Nomiki Konst (TYT Politics) interviews Sarah Leonard on her reporting on the dynamics of the #Metoo movement for The Nation. Sarah Leonard is features editor at The Nation and co-editor of The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for a New Century.

Direct download: 180206__IN01SarahLFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57pm EST

Cenk Uygur (The Young Turks) and Kyle Kulinski (Secular Talk) discuss all things Russia.

Direct download: 180206__IN01KyleFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:56pm EST

Nomiki Konst (TYT Politics) interviews Abdulrahman Mohamed El-Sayed, known as Abdul El-Sayed, is an American physician, epidemiologist, public health expert, and candidate for Governor of Michigan, running as a Democrat.

Direct download: 180204__IN01ElSayed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:55pm EST

Nomiki Konst (TYT Politics) interviews Heidi Beirich, Executive Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project, which publishes the award-winning Intelligence Report and the Hatewatch blog, on the rise of hate crimes in America.

Direct download: 180201__IN01HeidiFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:53pm EST

Cenk Uygur interviews Phoenix Goodman and Trinity Tran, from DivestLA and co-founders of Public Bank LA, to discuss public banking.

Direct download: 180130__IN01DivestLAFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Nomiki Konst (TYT Politics) interviews The Nation contributor, Anna Heyward, on the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

Direct download: 180126__IN01HeywardFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:37pm EST

In this TYT interview, Jayde Lovell, host of ScIQ on The Young Turks Network, interviews author of Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana, Michael Backes.

Direct download: 180123__IN01BackesFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:36pm EST

Nomiki Konst (TYT Politics) interviews Angela Lang, Executive Director at Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC).

Direct download: 180119__IN01LangFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:58pm EST

TYT Investigates’ Nomiki Konst interviews Working Families Party representatives, Marina Dimitrijevic and Max Love.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Direct download: 180119__IN01WFPFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:51pm EST

Nomiki Konst (TYT Politics) interviews Mahlon Mitchell on his bid to be the Democratic nominee in Wisconsin’s Governor race.

Direct download: 180119__IN01MitchellFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:47pm EST

Nomiki Konst (TYT Politics) interviews Randy Bryce, candidate in the 2018 midterm elections against incumbent Paul Ryan.

Direct download: 180119__IN01BryceFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:39pm EST

Nomiki Konst (TYT Politics) interviews Kelda Roys, who is running to be the Democratic nominee for Wisconsin’s Governor race.

Direct download: 180119__IN01RoysFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:33pm EST

Nomiki Konst (TYT Politics) interviews Jonathan Smucker, author of Hegemony How-to: A Roadmap for Radicals.

Direct download: 180118__IN01SmuckerFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30pm EST

Nomiki Konst (TYT Politics) interviews Jacob Kornbluth, Director of the documentaries Inequality for All and Saving Capitalism. https://www.inequalitymedia.org/

Direct download: 180105__IN01Kornbluth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50am EST

Jimmy Dore (Aggressive Progressives) interviews Pussy Riot founding member Nadya Tolokonnikova on the struggle for political revolution, both in the United States and Russia, and the American news media's obsession with Russian interference in US politics.

Direct download: 180102__INTolokonnikovaV2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49am EST

In this TYT interview, Jayde Lovell, host of ScIQ on The Young Turks Network, sits down with Dr. Marcus Eriksen to discuss his advocacy work in eliminating plastics pollution from the world's oceans. They also discuss how his experiences on active duty inspired him to found the research institute that would later be the champion in banning plastic microbeads throughout the state of California.

Direct download: 171229__IN01markusErickson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46am EST

Eric Byler interviews The Nation’s Sarah Posner on her investigation on the rise of the Alliance Defending Freedom and the Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case. https://www.sarahposner.com/

Direct download: 171212__IN01SarahPosnerv2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44am EST

Nomiki Konst (TYT Politics) interviews former Times editor Charles Alexander on the expose he wrote for The Nation on Time Inc. selling itself to Meredith Corp. in a deal that includes a $600 million investment from Charles and David Koch.

Direct download: 171220__IN01AlexanderFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Nomiki Konst (TYT Politics) interviews Zephyr Teachout, the anti-corruption Democrat who mounted a surprise challenge to Gov. Andrew Cuomo two years ago, on the IDC and charter schools.

Direct download: 171207__IN01Teachout.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Nomiki Konst interviews Donna Brazile, former interim chairperson for the Democratic National Committee and author of Hacks. Brazile explores what went down during the 2016 Presidential elections in her controversial new book, Hacks.

Direct download: 171203__IN01Brazile.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Cenk Uygur interviews Reza Aslan on his new book, God: A Human History. 

Direct download: 171120__IN01AslanFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Eric Byler (TYT Politics) interviews journalist, media critic, antiwar activist, and former U.S. congressional candidate Norman Solomon. Eric and Norman discuss 'AUTOPSY: THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN CRISIS' https://democraticautopsy.org/

Direct download: 171117__IN01__NormanSolomon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Cenk Uygur interviews Tom Malinowski, former Assistant Secretary of State for the Department of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor from 2014 to 2017 under the Obama Administration and Washington director of Human Rights Watch. Malinowski is running against Leonard Lance for the New Jersey 7th District Congressional seat.

Direct download: 171113__IN01MalinowskiFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Nomiki Konst interviews journalist and author Tim Shorrock. Get Tim Shorrock's latest book 'Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing' here: http://a.co/17Z3YEk

Direct download: 171112__IN01Shorrock.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jayde Lovell of ScIQ interviews Dr. Michael Shermer, Deepak Chopra, and recording artists Mike Posner, and Baba Brinkman, as they discuss the meaning of existence and how science intersects with art.

Direct download: 171017__IN01ScIQFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Cenk Uygur interviews legendary journalist, Matt Taibbi, about his upcoming book, I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street. The books centers around the Eric Garner case and police brutality.

Direct download: 171023__IN01TaibbiFullV2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Cenk Uygur interviews Beto O'Rourke, a progressive congressman from Texas who refuses to take corporate money.

Direct download: 171016__IN01ORourke.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Nomiki Konst interviews Thomas Frank, winner of the Sydney Peace Prize and author of nine books, including Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?. They discuss what the Dems are doing wrong and how to fix it.

Direct download: 171012__IN01FrankFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

Cenk interviews Naomi Klein, winner of the Sydney Peace Prize and author of five books, including The Shock Doctrine. They discuss Klein’s 5-step plan to resist Trump, what the Dems are doing wrong, how the political ground is shifting, Klein’s relationship with the media, whether or not the Democratic Party needs change, and how the Trump administration is the result of corporatism.

Direct download: 171010__IN01KleinFullV2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Cenk Uygur (The Young Turks) interviews Larry Lessig, law professor and founder of Equal Citizens. Learn more about the Equal Votes project:https://EqualVotes.US

Direct download: 170913__IN01LessigFull_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

TYT Politics Reporter Nomiki Konst spoke with legendary television writer and producer Norman Lear about Trump's America, where the Democratic Party lost its way, the NFL protests and more.

Direct download: 171003__IN01NomiLearInterviewv2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Cenk Uygur interviews Ray Dalio, billionaire, hedge fund manager, and founder of Bridgewater Associates. He talks about his rags to riches story, how he made it to the top, and his financial philosophy.

Direct download: 170928__IN01DalioFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Cenk Uygur interviews David Litt, author of Thanks, Obama and President Obama’s speech writer. Litt explains how he landed his job at the White House, life before and after the White House, his interactions with Obama, and his take on Trump’s speech skills.

Direct download: 170925__IN01LittFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Cenk hosts an interview with Congressman Keith Ellison from MN. Ellison talks about the importance of grassroots efforts and the DNC.

Direct download: 170714__IN01EllisonFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Cenk hosts an interview with Senator Joe Manchin from WV. Manchin talks about why he’s a conservative democrat and his stance on politics.

Direct download: 170711__IN01ManchinFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Jason Rubin hosts an interview with NOlympics LA organizers, Anne Orchier, Jonny Coleman, and Steve Ducey to talk about the corruption of the International Olympics Committee.

Direct download: 170609__IN01Olympics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Ana Kasparian hosts an interview with Ganesh Sitaraman to discuss his new book on income inequality in the context of the Constitution.

Direct download: 170602__IN01SitaramanFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Cenk Uygur hosts an interview with Senator Elizabeth Warren to discuss her new book.

Direct download: 170530__IN01WarrenFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Cenk Uygur hosts an interview with Larry Sanders at his home in the UK. Sanders talks about his role in the Green Party and the upcoming British elections.

Direct download: 170529__IN01SandersFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Cenk Uygur hosts an interview with actor, James Cromwell. James talks about his political activism and his arrest for civil disobedience.

Direct download: 170524__IN01CromwellFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Cenk interviews former Breitbart spokesperson Kurt Bardella on public relations, the game of political commentary and how his opinions have shifted over time.

Direct download: 170829__IN01BardellaFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Ana interviews Dean Gary Segura of UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs on affirmative action, LGBT protections and politics on college campuses.

Direct download: 170824__IN01SeguraFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

An interview with George Halvorson, former CEO of Kaiser Permanente. Hosted by Cenk Uygur. Halvorson and Cenk talk healthcare reform.

Direct download: 170516__IN01HalvorsonFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

An interview with Jonathan Zucker, founder and CEO of It Starts Today, a founding mechanism for Democratic candidates. Hosted by Wes Clark Jr. Zucker explains what It Starts Today is and how it was started.

Direct download: 170512__IN01ZuckerFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

An interview with Cory Bush, Missouri congressional candidate sponsored by Justice Democrats. Hosted by Jimmy Dore. Cory Bush talks about ending the prison pipeline.

Direct download: 170503__IN01BushFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

An interview with Mike Levin, Orange County congressional candidate against Darrell Issa. Hosted by Wes Clark. Mike Levin describes the bogus investigations Darrell Issa wasted on. He also explains why Issa is a Trump-apologist.

Direct download: 170425__IN01LevinFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

An interview with Krsytal Ball, former The Cycle Host and writer for Glamor’s 51 Million. Conducted by Cenk Uygur.

Direct download: 170424__IN01KrystalBallV2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Jordan Chariton interviews Veterans Stand comm director Anthony Diggs on Standing Rock, veteran mental health and ETP’s lawsuit against Greenpeace.

Direct download: 170823__IN01DiggsFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Cenk interviews Prophets of Rage members Chuck D and Tom Morello on music, activism and Charlottesville.

Direct download: 170816__IN01MorelloAndChuckDFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

An interview with Larry Sanders, Health Spokesperson of the Green Party of England and Wales. Sanders talks about how he and his brother, Bernie Sanders, got their start in politics. Hosted by TYT Sports host, Francis Maxwell.

Direct download: 170317__IN02SandersFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Cenk interviews Harvard Law professor, Larry Lessig to talk what Equal Citizens is about, broken “winner take all” system, effect of Bush v. Gore, Lessig’s attempt at running for president, and DNC corruption.

Direct download: 170913__IN01LessigFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:35pm EST

An interview with Patrick Cockburn, journalist for The Independent. Hosted by TYT Investigative Reporter Michael Tracey.

Direct download: 170331__IN01CockburnFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

An interview with Cheri Honkala, hosted by TYT host and founder Cenk Uygur.

Direct download: 170322__IN01HonkalaFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

An interview with Margaux Ewen, Advocacy and Communications Director for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) North America. Hosted by TYT’s Michael Shure.

Direct download: 170313__IN01EwenFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

An interview with Chris Pearson, Senator of Vermont. Hosted by TYT founder and host, Cenk Uygur. Cenk and Pearson debate their opposing views on money and politics.

Direct download: 170407__IN01PearsonFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

TYT investigative reporter Nomiki Konst interviews The Nation’s EIC Katrina vanden Heuvel on the current state of the Democratic Party, Russia and more.

Direct download: 170815__IN01VandenHuevelFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Michael Tracy, a TYT Politics Contributor, hosts an interview with Peter Joseph, an activist, filmmaker, & author. They discuss his most recent book, ‘the New Human Rights Movement.’

Direct download: 170707__IN01JosephFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

An interview with Ryan Clayton, hosted by TYT host and founder Cenk Uygur.

Direct download: 170301__IN02ClaytonFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Cenk hosts an interview with former running back Arian Foster. Foster discusses religion, freedom of speech and recreational marijuana.

Direct download: 170810__IN01FosterFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Cenk hosts an interview with former Vice President Al Gore. Gore discusses An Inconvenient Sequel, the Mueller investigation and healthcare reform.

Direct download: 170727__IN01GoreInterviewFull.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Futurist, change management specialist and “X: The Experience When Business Meets Design” author Brian Solis sits down with The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur to talk about the past, present and future and how more and faster change is coming, and the only question is whether you’re going to be a part of that change or a victim of it.

Along the way, the two discuss how disruptive technologies and changing cultural standards will affect the news business, city planning, transportation and nearly every other aspect of how we live our lives.

Specifically, Uygur and Solis address:

- Why it’s not so terrible that people engage with their phones more than with one another face-to-face
- Why Apple, a company that never designed a remote control, will soon revolutionize what a remote control can do.
- How legacy-based decision making is killing both the taxi and TV news businesses
- Why Cenk says he’s more afraid of a random kid in Nebraska than all the cable news organizations in the world.

Check out Brian Solis onine: http://www.briansolis.com/

Follow Brian on Twitter: @briansolis
Follow Cenk on Twitter: @CenkUygur


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Direct download: Brian_Solis.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

The Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein is serious about running for president, and taking on the system that drives up student loan debt and healthcare costs, cuts taxes for the rich, promotes endless war while flooding weapons across the Middle East, and bails out the criminals on Wall Street while channeling young African-American males into the school-to-prison pipeline.

In this wide-ranging interview with The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur, Stein also shares:

- Her plan to drive young people to the polls by promising to eliminate student debt
- Why, as much as she admires Bernie Sanders, the Democratic machine will never let him win
- Her strategy for dealing with ISIS
- The lessons of the Obama presidency
- Her position on Black Lives Matter
- Why no one else will deal with the urgency of the climate crisis
- How her plan for a Green New Deal can turn back the tide against climate
change while providing jobs and promoting a thriving economy

For more information about the Jill Stein candidacy, visit http://www.jill2016.com/

Follow Dr. Stein on Twitter: @DrJillStein
Follow Cenk on Twitter: @CenkUygur


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Direct download: Jill_Stein.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

The United States’ targeted drone killing program is notoriously fraught with controversy. Just a few pointed concerns include the practice of video game-like killing from afar, the inevitable deaths of non-combatants and the constitutionality of extra-judicial murder away from the battlefield with no due process or transparency.

In this fascinating and at times disturbing TYT Interview, The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur speaks with former US Air Force drone operator and whistleblower Brandon Bryant and DRONE filmmaker Tonje Hessen Schei about the process of becoming a drone operator, what it’s like to kill someone you’ve never met from thousands of miles away while watching the event unfold on a screen, the impact of the US drone program on terrorist recruiting, and much more.

Find out more about the documentary DRONE: http://www.dronethedocumentary.com/

Follow Brandon on Twitter: @backavar
Follow Tonje on Twitter: @DroneDoc
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Direct download: Whistleblower.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

David Duke first rose to prominence in the ‘70s and ‘80s as a modern, more photogenic representative of the white supremacist movement, abandoning the Ku Klux Klan's robe and hood in favor of business suits and trading overt racist appeals in exchange for more “acceptable” coded language that involved disparaging “welfare queens” and “racial set-asides.”

Duke eventually left the Klan to found the “National Association for the Advancement of White People,” served one term as a Republican in the Louisiana state house, published two books, one on “Racial Understanding” and the other on “Jewish Supremacism,” ran for governor, senator and president, served a 15-month prison sentence for mail fraud and tax evasion, and today is a well-traveled international spokesman bringing attention to what he views as the Zionist conspiracy to run the world.

In this at times combative interview, an increasingly exasperated Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks listens as Duke goes on at great length attempting to substantiate his claims of a purported Jewish control of the media, the entertainment and banking industries and the US government - all while denying the label of anti-semite.

During the few breaks in his harangue, Duke briefly answers questions about:

- Whether he has any sympathy for African-Americans who, like him, claim to be victims of discrimination in the criminal justice system.
- Whether black people are more criminally inclined than white people or are simply targeted for arrest more frequently than whites.
- If MSNBC is run by a secret Irish-American cabal
- If he feels vindicated by the GOP’s adoption of policies he first pioneered, including the drug-testing of welfare recipients
- Whether all his railing against Zionism isn’t simply jealousy at the successes Jews have achieved while his and other white people’s fortunes have continued to dwindle.

Be sure to stay tuned all the way to the end!


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Direct download: David_Duke.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Malaysian-born Grammy-winning singer Ani Zonneveld is a progressive Muslim living in the US who’s pushing back against what she describes as the hateful, violent misinterpretation of Islam propagated by fundamentalists in the Saudi Arabian government, the Taliban, ISIS and even in the United States and Europe.

In this wide-ranging interview, she and The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur discuss:

- How the Koran is actually a PROGRESSIVE text
- Why the punishment for leaving Islam is NOT beheading
- How Bill O’Reilly agrees that Trump and other Muslim-bashers are actually doing ISIS’s work for them
- Strategies for persuading Muslims to abandon fundamentalism
- Cenk’s Koran-based argument that ISIS is actually the Shaitan, or Islamic devil
- How modern interpretations of Sharia law are nowhere in the Koran
- Stories of the brave heroes in the Muslim world who have been killed for promoting moderate Islam

For more information about Avijit Roy, Sabeen Mahmud, Samira Saleh al-Nuaimi, and other heroes who have fought for human rights in the Muslim world, read this Buzzfeed article: http://bzfd.it/1ROYEnp.

Find out more about the Celebration of Life ​​event: http://bit.ly/1Qq4kVc

For more information on Ani Zonneveld’s organization, Muslims for Progressive Values, click here: http://www.mpvusa.org/

Follow Ani on Twitter: @AniZonneveld
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Online dating, with all its potential - and potential for disappointment - is the hot topic of this latest installment of TYT Interviews, hosted by The Young Turks’ Ana Kasparian. For this episode, Ana sits down and gets real with:

- Lauren Urasek, holder of the vaunted title of “Most Messaged Girl on OKCupid” and author of “Popular: The Ups and Downs of Online Dating from the Most Popular Girl in New York City,” a collection of essays based on her online dating experiences.

and

- Robyn Lynne Norris. creator of “Undateable/#DateMe – an OKCUPID Experiment,” the most successful show in Second City’s (LA) history.

The three discuss their disparate online dating experiences - the good, the bad and the ugly relationship truths facing millennials seeking love in a dating world where one’s soulmate could always be just one more swipe away.

Also discussed:
- How Lauren wound up as “The Most Messaged Girl on OKCupid”
- How “Undateable” arose purely by accident from Robyn’s efforts to create the most undesirable online dating profile imaginable
- Ana’s disappointing experience going on numerous dates with a guy who wouldn’t respond to her romantic advances.
- Other online dating horror stories
- Tips for creating an online profile that’s both honest and attractive.

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The child of Haitian-born parents, Fugees co-founder Pras Michél has always felt an affinity for the Caribbean nation and the long-suffering Haitian people. After a devastating earthquake hit Haiti in 2010 and the government seemed incapable of or uninterested in helping ease the people’s plight, Pras helped recruit hugely popular musician Michel Martelly, a.k.a. “Sweet Micky,” to run for president. Martelly’s successful campaign is documented in the new film “Sweet Micky For President” (http://www.sweetmickyforpresident.com)

In this wide-ranging interview with The Young Turks’ Jayar Jackson, Pras talks about:

- The role of protests in a democratic society
- How the Arab Spring and other movements abroad may finally be coming to the United States
- What was different about the University of Missouri football team’s protest - and why it succeeded
- How the LA Clippers could have made more of an impact to protest against owner Donald Sterling’s racist comments
- Whether health care should be a right or a privilege
- The Obama legacy
- Whether Donald Trump has a real shot at winning the presidency
- Sweet Micky as a man of the people and whether fellow Fugee Wyclef Jean could have also won.

Follow Pras on Twitter: @PrasMichel
For more about the movie: @SweetMickyMovie
Follow Jayar on Twitter: @JayarJackson

http://sweetmickyforpresident.com

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With allies like Cornel West and Quentin Tarantino, longtime activist and revolutionary Carl Dix helped found the Rise Up October movement against police brutality. He’s also been at the forefront of the fight against mass incarceration, the war on drugs and stop-and-frisk practices while supporting communities where police violence has ended the lives of African-Americans like Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, John Crawford and Michael Brown.

In this interview with The Young Turks’ host Cenk Uygur, Dix attacks the capitalist and imperialist sources that reinforce a range of societal ills, including police misconduct, the mass incarceration and marginalization of black and Latino Americans, the war on women and the dual exploitation and scapegoating of undocumented immigrants. The solution, he says, is to bring these structural inequities to light, compel the masses to decide “which side are you on?” and then mobilize for a political, economic and structural revolution and wholesale realignment of society.

For more information on Carl Dix’s work, visit http://www.revcom.us

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Having recently returned from his latest visit to some of the most remote areas of Bolivia, Ramesh Srinivasan, director of the UC Digital Cultures Lab and an Associate Professor in Information Studies  at UCLA, joins The Young Turks’ Dave Koller to discuss how cultural diversity can be empowered through technology efforts. Bolivia is such a richly multicultural nation that it can be seen as an interesting example for many of us across the world who are interested in how to support cultural diversity in a world where this is being lost. Srinivasan shares fascinating stories of how Bolivia’s indigenous communities are reinventing traditional media - specifically radio - to spread information across far-flung regions of the country, promote indigenous causes and help organize labor and workers. He provokes us to think about how social media and Internet initiatives can learn from radio.

Also discussed in this wide-ranging interview:
- The emerging and dynamic politics of South America, with an eye toward Bolivia and the pope's recent visit to the region
- The tensions and paradoxes associated with Bolivian president Evo Morales
- How radio may provide an answer to the angst we feel about the Internet
- Why new media and the Internet have failed to take hold with rural and indigenous communities and how radio can be a teacher in overcoming this.
- How technologies can support indigenous and non-western values and beliefs.
- What those of us in the west can learn from Bolivia’s efforts to promote connectedness.
- The first-hand experience of seeing Bolivians’ reaction to Pope Francis’ recent visit.

Visit the UC Digital Cultures Lab's website: http://digitalcultures.net

Follow Ramesh on Twitter: @rameshmedia
Follow Dave on Twitter: @DaveKoller

Watch Ramesh’s interview with Cenk Uygur on Tahrir Square and social media: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pi29UzPnMs

Watch Ramesh’s earlier interview with Dave on the South American Indigenous Internet: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTaNyJRlq84


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When we hear the term “Stem Cell Research”, we automatically think of controversy, and the conflict between religious groups and medical researchers that stole headlines in the lead up to the 2000 election. Today, stem cell research has progressed beyond using cells from embryos and is now an essential part of medical research – and potentially treatment – in adults.

Watch the first video in this series where Cenk interviews Praveen Singh and Jayde Lovell:
Stem Cell Research: At TYT It's Personal (Cenk Uygur Interview w/ Praveen Singh and Jayde Lovell)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb0umBLB-18&list=PLvTWdtzKwG6eaI3iFSEbvHUWyNO7WsZmG&index=2
 
Just one frontier for stem cell research is finding a cure for acute heart conditions. Around 280,000 people die every year from heart attacks, and many of those people will die with no warning and no prior history of heart disease. Research into the cause of these heart attacks is difficult – studying the genetic mutations that cause these heart attacks is all but impossible, as most carrying the mutation will never know they have it. But new stem cell technology allows doctors to use blood cells from an affected adult to grow both healthy and diseased tissue, giving scientists an opportunity to study the disease and trial potential cures.

In this incredible interview, TYT host Cenk Uygur speaks with three world-leading scientists about their groundbreaking international research, and their ‘hunt for the cause’ behind a family of heart conditions that continue to prove fatal for tens of thousands of Americans. They discuss the Nobel Prize-winning stem cell technology that allows scientists to grow heart tissue from blood cells, the creation of a “disease in a dish”, the rise of ‘precision medicine’, and the potential for genetic engineering technology to cure all gene-based illnesses and save millions of lives.

Interviewees:
Dr Todd Evans
(Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College)
 
Dr Jim Cheung
(Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University)
 
Dr Albano Meli
(Senior Research Associate, Inserm – the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research)

To learn more about the research and support the research study, go to www.PraveenNYC.com

Read more about the story via Weill Cornell Medical College / NY-Presbyterian Hospital: http://ow.ly/VitDr

More detailed scientific explanation behind the research here: http://ow.ly/Vis1x

Learn about heart conditions via the American Heart Association: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Conditions_UCM_001087_SubHomePage.jsp

Follow Cenk on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CenkUygur

GLOSSARY
- Cardiologist: A heart doctor
- Electrophysiologist: A doctor who specializes in electrical signals in the body, primarily abnormal heart beats
- Arrhythmia: Abnormal heart rhythm. Can be life-threatening.
- Myocardial infarction: Heart attack
- Cardiomyocytes: Heart muscle cells
- Cardiomyopathy: Weakened or abnormal heart
- Reggie Lewis: American professional basketball player for the NBA's Boston Celtics from 1987 to 1993. Died suddenly of ‘hypertrophic cardiomyopathy’.
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Unusual thickening of the heart
- Erythroblast: An immature red blood cell
- IPS cells / IPSCs: “Induced pluripotent stem cells”, adult cells that have been turned into stem cells.
- Mutation: A change in our DNA sequence. Often has no impact on the adult organism.
- Pemphigus vulgaris: Autoimmune disorder which can cause blisters.
- Precision medicine: A treatment approach targeting an individual’s genetics and environment, rather than just the disease.
- Calcium ryanodine receptor (RyRs): a channel in the cells to transport charged calcium and therefore allows electrical signals to pass.
- Allele: A different form of a gene
- NIH: National Institutes of Health
- Embryogenesis: How an embryo forms and develops.
- Germ line: Sex cells (Eggs and sperm)
- Oocytes: Human egg cell
- Hematopoietic stem cells: Cells that produce new blood cells.
- Thalassemia: An inherited (genetic) blood disorder.

Learn more about the turning adult cells into stem cells (discovered by Shinya Yamanaka and his colleagues, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize)
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2012/popular-medicineprize2012.pdf

Learn more about curing disease with gene-editing technology
http://biotech.about.com/od/technicaltheory/a/Crispr-Whats-All-The-Excitement-About.htm

Learn more about Personalized Medicine and Precision Medicine
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/30/fact-sheet-president-obama-s-precision-medicine-initiative

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One day, at age 31, The Young Turks' Head of Business Development Praveen Singh unexpectedly passed out at work. After a trip to the emergency room and multiple subsequent tests, she was told her episode had been caused by an irregular heart beat associated with a condition called "ventricular tachycardia."

Watch the second video in this series where Cenk interviews the research team:
How Stem Cell Research Is Curing Congenital Heart Defects (Interview w/ Cenk Uygur) https://youtu.be/ilVjSnE5t44

In this interview with TYT host Cenk Uygur and TYT science correspondent Jayde Lovell, Singh talks about the international fact-finding journey she embarked on to learn more about her condition and the difficult decisions she's had to make about whether to follow medical advice and have a defibrillator implanted and to take medications for the rest of her life.

The three also discuss how and why stem cell research is a uniquely effective method for uncovering the root cause of ventricular tachycardia and critical to helping isolate and cure a range of cardiac conditions that lead to the premature deaths of thousands of Americans.

Find out more about ventricular tachycardia on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ventricular_tachycardia

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Judah Friedlander got his “big break” when he was cast as slacker comedy writer Frank Rossitano on the NBC hit sitcom 30 Rock. But before that Friedlander had been a working standup for decades, acted in dozens of popular films and TV shows and taught the masses the secrets to becoming an undisputed World Champion in “How to Beat Up Anybody: An Instructional and Inspirational Karate Book.” Now Judah’s got a new cartoon book out, titled “If the Raindrops United,” filled with his uniquely subversive, thought-provoking and hilarious drawings.

In this wide-ranging interview with The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur, Friedlander talks about:

- What “if the raindrops united” means and its message for humanity
- His experiences getting cock-blocked by reverse anti-semitism
- Developing his “World Champion” persona and how its evolved over the years
- Which GOP presidential candidate stole his act, right down to the wardrobe choices
- How the marketing of “American Exceptionalism” and a “We’re #1” attitude keeps the US from addressing glaring societal flaws and shortcomings.
- Why American schooling is about keeping kids from learning to think for themselves
- Why too few people are able to view the world through the lens of anyone else’s experience

Buy Judah’s book: http://www.powells.com/book/if-the-ra...
Visit Judah online: www.judahfriedlander.com

Follow Judah on Twitter: @JudahFriedlander
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Winning a leading role on the wildly successful Mighty Morphin Power Rangers show more than 20 years ago dramatically altered the trajectory of actor Walter Jones’ career.

In this wide-ranging interview with The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur, Jones talks about:
- His struggles growing up the child of a single mom in Detroit, including one incident at age four when he shot the middle finger off of his left hand.
- Donning costumes to work the theme park and cruise ship circuits while pursuing his big break.
- The challenges faced by black actors in Hollywood, and whether racism was involved in casting him as the “black” Power Ranger.
- Barely escaping being kidnapped while working on a horror film in Romania.
- Whether playing the black Power Ranger helped him score with the ladies.
- How even 20 years after leaving the show, he’s still highly sought after for autographs at Comic Cons across the globe.


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Growing up as the only child of legendary comedian George Carlin wasn’t all laughs and jocular exchanges of the “seven dirty words.” In her new memoir, “A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up With George,” author, radio host and podcaster Kelly Carlin describes her tumultuous upbringing, awash in drugs, alcohol and screaming fights - but also with a great deal a lot of love and affection.

In this interview with satirist and radio host Jimmy Dore, Carlin pulls the curtain back on what most people don’t know - or understand - about her famous father, while sharing intimate details abour her struggles as the child of alcoholic/addict parents, her escape from an abusive marriage and the peace of mind she’s achieved by charting her own path to personal fulfillment.

Get a copy of “A Carlin Home Companion”: http://ow.ly/THrVR
Find out more about Kelly Carlin: http://thekellycarlinsite.com/

Follow Kelly Carlin on Twitter: @Kelly_Carlin
Follow Jimmy Dore on Twitter: @Jimmy_Dore

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Lawrence Lessig is running for president as a Democrat, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the first Democratic debate on CNN. Lessig’s solitary focus is on ending the corrosive, corrupting influence of money on the American political system, a position that may be too hot for the Democratic National Committee, which barred Lessig from the first Democratic debate on October 13th in Las Vegas.

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Chris Ryan is the author, along with his wife Cacilda Jetha, of the New York Times bestseller “Sex At Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships,” which advice columnist Dan Savage described as "the single most important book about human sexuality since Alfred Kinsey unleashed Sexual Behavior in the Human Male on the American public in 1948."

In this wide-ranging interview with The Young Turks’ Ana Kasparian, Ryan discusses why sexual monogamy among humans is a very recent invention, the critical difference between intimacy and sex, why polyamorous relationships are often much healthier - with better communication and less jealousy - than traditional pair bonds, the primitive roots of the cuckolding fetish, and why it can be perfectly OK to say, “go ahead, fuck the nanny.”

To find out more about Chris Ryan, visit www.chrisryanphd.com
Buy Sex at Dawn: www.powells.com/biblio/1-9780061707810-2­0
Listen to Chris Ryan’s podcast, Tangentially Speaking: http://chrisryanphd.com/tangentially-...

Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisRyanPhD
Follow Ana on Twitter: @anakasparian

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Dave Spencer is a "Rockefeller Republican" in two senses: first, in that he believes the GOP should be more open to compromise, evidence-based and reasonable and second, because his great-great-grandfather was actually John D. Rockefeller.

Spencer suffered a life-threatening car accident at age 19, which cost him his right leg and full use of his right arm. Since then he's - Has an MBA from Stanford, worked as a volunteer motivational speaker for amputees and trauma victims, started BayKids, a nonprofit organization that serves children through self-empowerment programs in the greater San Francisco area and founded "Practically Republican."

Practically Republican’s stated objective is, "To engage, organize and motivate a new kind of GOP supporter; one who is fact and issue-oriented and invites conversation, respects differences of opinion, believes in compromise and puts sound policy before partisanship.”

In this interview, Spencer and The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur discuss:
- The demographic time bomb that threatens the future of the GOP
- Whether the Republican Party has lost its way
- If Ted Cruz is right about campaign finance reform
- Whether more socializing among congressional reps would lead to more compromise
- Which is more important to politicians - money or votes
And much more.

For more info on Practically Republican, visit www.practicallyrepublican or follow them on Twitter at @PracticallyGOP

Follow Cenk on Twitter: @CenkUygur

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Harvard Law Professor and longtime political activist Lawrence Lessig wants to win the presidency of the United States to accomplish one critical objective: ending the corrupting influence of money on politics. With that done, he says he’ll step down and let someone else take over the Oval Office. It’s a radical notion, the single-issue presidential candidacy, but as he points out, only a radical solution can wrest back control of our democracy from the monied interests who have steadily come to dominate American political life.

In this exclusive interview, Lessig and The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur discuss:

- The Kickstarter campaign that will decide whether Lessig officially runs for president.
- Why, even if one of them were to become president, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have no hope of eliminating money from politics.
- Why the American people would get behind a one-issue candidacy to get money out of politics.
- Why the Democratic party is as guilty as Republicans for the current corrupt system.
- Whether Donald Trump’s candidacy is helpful or harmful to the cause of money in politics.
- The Three Prongs of Political Corruption that a Citizen Equality Act would deal with.
- Whether he would govern as president on other issues while trying to pass the Citizen Equality Act.
- How the fight against money in politics is the Civil Rights issue of our time, and that now is when the American people need to come together in shared sacrifice to take back democracy.

Find out more about Lawrence Lessig here: http://www.lessig.org
Donate to the Lawrence Lessig for President Kickstarter here: https://lessigforpresident.com
Follow him on Twitter: @Lessig

Help Cenk pass an amendment to get money out of politics: www.wolf-pac.com
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The activist, blogger and DJ who goes by the name “Fumes” has built a large following on Twitter and Tumblr by voicing strong objection to white appropriation of African-American culture, calling out white privilege in all its forms and targeting the fashion industry for what she describes as “Columbusing, colonizing and exploiting” black culture for profit without acknowledging the centuries of suffering, discrimination and exploitation that helped inform black Americans’ unique cultural expressions.

In this exclusive TYTInterview, Fumes and The Young Turks’ Ana Kasparian discuss:

- Their Twitter feud over “white feminism” that led to this interview
- What cultural appropriation looks like
- Allure Magazine’s celebration of Kylie Jenner’s cornrows
- The complicated history and expression of black hair
- Why everyone in American culture is encouraged to look “as European as possible.”
- Whether calling out celebrities for appropriating black culture is acceptable
- Why Rachel Doleful has no right to pretend to be black
- The #BlackLivesMatter movement activists who disrupted Bernie Sanders’ rallies
- White feminism as a subset of white privilege
- Why white - and black - feminists need to understand and celebrate “intersectionality.”

Follow Fumes on Twitter: @WlZKHALlFA
Follow Ana on Twitter: @Ana Kasparian

Check out Fumes’ Tumblr at http://brwn-grl.tumblr.com/


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On April 15, 2015, 61-year-old rural mail carrier Doug Hughes grabbed headlines after flying his one-man gyrocopter from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to Washington DC and touching down on the west lawn of the Capitol building, bringing with him 535 letters - one for each member of Congress to draw attention to the pressing need for campaign finance reform.

In this interview with The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur, Hughes talks about:

- How he came up with the idea for his historic flight
- Whether he was concerned about being shot out of the air
- How politicians, the moneyed interests and the mainstream media all conspire to perpetuate a corrupt system
- How the right and left can come together to battle corporate cronyism and government corruption
- The felony and misdemeanor charges against him and the upcoming trial that could send him away for X years in prison
- How crony capitalism and a corrupt Congress are intentionally driving the US Postal Service into bankruptcy
- The next stunt he’s planning to shake Americans out of their complacency about the need to get money out of politics and restore democracy.

Want to support Douglas Hughes in his crusade to get money out of politics?

- Follow him on Twitter: @DougHughesDCfly
- Provide him with financial support on his GoFundMe page here: http://www.gofundme.com/sn8gc2s
- Learn more about Douglas Hughes and the battle to get money out of politics here: http://thedemocracyclub.org

He also has a nationwide action planned to coincide with his trial during which he hopes to have volunteers 'out' retired local congressional representatives who are now earning millions as lobbyists. The goal: tie the local 'scandal' to the national story and the trial which is the story of the day. Reach out to Doug on Twitter if you want to participate.

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One of the earliest digital entrepreneurs, Drew Curtis built Fark.com into a hugely popular news aggregation site to rival Huffington Post, Drudge Report and Yahoo. Now he’s set his sights on a new challenge: an upstart independent campaign for governor of Kentucky, running on a platform of getting money out of politics, data-driven policy making and adopting best practices from other states’ experiences. Does he really have a chance?

In this interview, Curtis and The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur discuss:

- What, exactly, “Fark” means anyway
- How idiotic non-news has come to dominate the mainstream news media
- Whether the electorate is primed for a candidate who’s not about “business as usual”
- Massive government corruption that’s hidden in plain sight
- Can a gubernatorial candidate win by admitting that his/her state is not number one?
- How fact-and-data-based governance would function
- Curtis’ chances of breaking up the two-party duopoly in Kentucky and across the country

Check out the Drew Curtis for Governor campaign online at www.drewcurtis.com

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Norman Lear is a living legend, a pioneering TV producer who rewrote the rules for network television with ground-breaking shows like “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons,” “Maude,” “Sanford and Son” and “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.” He then turned his attention to politics, founding “People for the American Way,” an influential progressive advocacy group defending foundational Constitutional rights including free speech, freedom of religion and equal protection under the law. Now he’s documented his fascinating 90+ years on earth in a new memoir titled “Even This I Get to Experience.”

In this interview, Lear and The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur discuss:

- Why, even though he’s a standard-bearer for “liberal Hollywood, he considers himself “deeply conservative”
- How a quarter flipped to him by an uncle changed the trajectory of his life
- Why being a good liar got him fired from his first job as a press agent
- Which are his favorite TV shows of all time (number three may surprise you!)
- The experience in an airport terminal that made him realize that he’d finally “made it.”
- Why Republicans today never talk about President Eisenhower

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Alex Winter rose to prominence in the 1980s, starring in hit films like “Lost Boys” and “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.” He later turned to writing, producing and directing, and has since directed “Downloaded,” the acclaimed documentary about the rise and fall of Napster, as well as his most recent effort, “Deep Web, the Untold Story of Bitcoin and the Silk Road.”

In this interview, Winter and The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur discuss:

- The origins of the Deep Web and Darknet as a haven for government agents, dissidents, activists and artists
- The parallels between the rise and fall of Napster and Silk Road
- How the Silk Road became the eBay of virtual drug sales
- The mix of libertarian absolutists, anti-drug warriors and high tech mercenaries who drove the Deep Web’s growth
- How manipulation by corrupt cops and DEA agents could have brought down the Silk Road
- The government’s “weird” case claiming accused Silk Road administrator Ross Ulbricht is the notorious “Dread Pirate Roberts”
- Are government investigators technologically incompetent or just lying to us?
- Cenk’s decisive guilty or not guilty vote in Ross Ulbricht’s criminal case

Check out “Deep Web” online at www.deepwebthemovie.com

Tune in to the World Television Premiere of "Deep Web" on May 31st at 8pm ET/PT on EPIX.

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Aasif Mandvi established himself as a working actor in Hollywood in the 1990s and early 2000s appearing on TV shows like Miami Vice, CSI, Law & Order, The Sopranos and Oz. But he became a household — if often mispronounced — name after joining The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as a “Senior Foreign-Looking Correspondent” in 2006.

Today Mandvi writes, produces and stars in a comedy web series poking fun at 80s sitcoms and anti-Muslim bias called “Halal in the Family” (http://halalinthefamily.tv)

In this interview, he talks with The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur about:

- Turning down The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’s initial offer for him to audition
- Why his youth spent in the north of England helped him as an adult trying to pick up American women
- How 9/11 changed everything for American Muslims
- How “Halal in the Family” was inspired by news anchor Katie Couric
- Long-standing Muslim traditions that CELEBRATE portraits of the Prophet Muhammad
- What motivates “New Atheists” like Bill Maher and Sam Harris to generalize about Muslims
- How his acting career was inspired in equal parts by The Fonz and Omar Sharif
- Why he once told a casting agent he’d be willing to learn how to be a snake charmer

Check out episodes of “Halal in the Family” here: http://halalinthefamily.tv

Find out all this and much more in the latest fun, funny and fascinating installment of TYT Interviews.

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Dave Koller interviews UCLA professor Ramesh Srinivasan.

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Karen Straughan is a self-styled "anti-feminist" and spokesperson for the group Men's Rights Edmonton. She has a popular blog (http://owningyourshit.blogspot.com) and YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/girlwriteswhat) where she talks about a range of gender-related issues, in particular fathers' rights and domestic violence against men.

Watch the interview to see whether she and Cenk Uygur agree or disagree over issues like:

- "Excessive" alimony and child support judgments against wealthy men in divorce proceedings.
- Whether early feminists were more interested in gaining more privileges at the expense of men rather than true equality.
- If circumcision of boys is equally bad as female genital mutilation.
- If suffragettes were true heroes or if they were fighting for rights that they would have soon been granted anyway.

Find out Karen Straughan's thoughts on all the above topics and much, much more in this installment of TYT Interviews.

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Pastor James David Manning of ATLAH World Missionary Church has gone back and forth with Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, and The Young Turks, and today they attempt to set the record straight. What did Pastor Manning mean when he said he wanted to stone gay men and wants Harlem to be a homo-free zone? Could Starbucks really be mixing "gay semen" into coffee because of the delicious taste? Is Manning himself tempted by homosexuality, which he describes as a choice? And what about his statements criticizing black male celebrities and speakers? Manning also addresses his statements that President Obama is neither black nor the president, and that he had also shot the mother his alleged love child outside the White House. Can an unaccredited university discredit a school with accreditation? Can it discredit the state of New York?

Cenk and Ana also ask Manning straight on about his previous derogatory comments on Cenk's race as well as Ana's higher education and the indisputable fact that she is a woman.

Find out Pastor Manning's answers to all the above questions and much, much more in this fascinating installment of TYT Interviews

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